Organization: Univ of Saskatchewan

CCA names five to Scientific Advisory Committee

The Council of Canadian Academies has appointed David Castle, Sophie D’Amours, Malcolm King, Barbara Neis and Nicole Poirier to its scientific advisory committee. The committee advises the CCA’s board of directors on expert assessments, particularly on question selection and expert panel membership. Castle is VP research, and a professor in the School of Public Administration,…

Pulse crop breeding R&D receives $23 million

Saskatchewan Pulse Growers (SPG) has increased its funding for pulse crop breeding with a $23-million investment in the Univ of Saskatchewan‘s Crop Development Centre (CDC). The funding will be applied to the third five-year term of a 15-year agreement between SPG and CDC. Signed in 2005, SPG contributed $6.2 million in the first term and…

IMII supports deep aquifer research at U of S

The International Minerals Innovation Institute (IMII) is investing $325,000 in the Univ of Saskatchewan to launch a project examining deep groundwater systems (aquifers) to achieve sustainable resource development in the mining and other extraction sectors. The project has submitted an application to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council to secure matching funds. To be…

WD supports U of S biofuels technology development

Western Economic Diversification has awarded $539,000 to the Univ of Saskatchewan to purchase equipment to develop and commercialize technologies for the purification and conversion of raw glycerol. A by-product of processing canola into biodiesel, glycerol has limited commercial value but U of S researchers hope its new purification technology could double the price companies can…

WD supports U of S biofuels technology development

Western Economic Diversification has awarded $539,000 to the Univ of Saskatchewan to purchase equipment to develop and commercialize technologies for the purification and conversion of raw glycerol. A by-product of processing canola into biodiesel, glycerol has limited commercial value but U of S researchers hope its new purification technology could double the price companies can…

CDRD collaborates with Saskatchewan consortium

The Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) has teamed with a consortium of Saskatchewan-based organizations to establish the CDRD-Saskatchewan Innovation Fund for accelerating the commercialization of health discoveries emanating from the province’s research institutions. CDRD is committing $1 million to be matched by a consortium comprised of the Univ of Saskatchewan‘s College of Pharmacy…

CDRD collaborates with Saskatchewan consortium

The Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) has teamed with a consortium of Saskatchewan-based organizations to establish the CDRD-Saskatchewan Innovation Fund for accelerating the commercialization of health discoveries emanating from the province’s research institutions. CDRD is committing $1 million to be matched by a consortium comprised of the Univ of Saskatchewan‘s College of Pharmacy…

Researchers publish 1000th paper based on CLS data

The Canadian Light Source synchrotron is celebrating the 1000th peer-reviewed paper to be published based on data collected at the facility. The 1000th paper was authored by Univ of Saskatchewan researchers Courtney Phillips and Derek Peak along with CLS scientist Tom Regler using the facility’s spherical grating monochromator beamline. The paper is based on experiments…